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The Fit Life: Who are you meant to be?

There are three categories of people in this world:  the givers, the takers, and the livers. Takers Takers are self-oriented.  They may feel owed or entitled, why should they give, who will take care of them?  Or perhaps they experienced … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: how to run winter trails and not die.

If you’re living anywhere in Canada that is not along a coastline, at some point you’re facing the reality of frigid temperatures.  Some take their workouts indoors, others stare like Grumpy Cat out the window waiting for the weather to … Continue reading

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RVR Ultra: new year, new look.

For anyone who has risked to attempt Canadian River Valley Revenge, they know that our race is anything but typical.  It was never meant to be.  It is the collective vision of what we love to run, 100 miles of … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: four “easy” steps to winter bike riding.

I like to bike almost as much as running.  Sadly, my bike season is usually short.  I live in Northern Canada, so it’s barely a six-month-no-snow season:  I start in May if the snow is gone, except when a freak … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: the hardest thing to face.

Someone I recently met said that she tries to build community wherever she’s planted. She’s about half my age and I see so much spunk in her that I remember having at the same age.   I recognize that wide-eyed innocence … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: Are you okay?

Connections When I was a teenager, my parents ran a home for adults with chronic mental illness.  Depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.  They were stable, independent individuals who just needed that extra bit of support – “Here are your meds.  Have … Continue reading

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The Fit Life: what’s your story?

Everyone has a story.  We assume that ours is like everyone else’s – our truth is their truth – or we believe that nobody else has gone through what we have, that we are alone.  The best thing we can … Continue reading

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